Stewart Acuff

Dec 18

Resistance and Struggle

We have seen more leadership for justice in America in the last few months than we have seen since 2008. Maybe it started with Rev. Barber and the Moral Mondays in North Carolina, then spread

Oct 30

Video: President Henry Nicholas’ 50 Years of Organizing

Our recent¬†national convention of 1199 National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees opened with a dynamic video of President Henry Nicholas’ 50 year history as an organizer, leader, and warrior for justice. Photo: A young

Sep 29

Henry Nicholas: A Story of Leadership, Vision, Courage & Compassion

President Henry Nicolas stands as an icon and a hero of America’s struggle for justice for the last 50 years. But it wasn’t always the case. Born on a cotton plantation in Mississippi, the son

Aug 29

Labor Day 2014

Monday is our day when labor is celebrated, or at least given lip service in the United States. For those of us who are committed to organized labor, social and economic justice, and defeating the

May 23

The Real Dr. King: My New mini e-Book!

In honor of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists having their annual convention in Atlanta Memorial Day weekend, I’ve created a free mini e-Book called The Real Dr. King that I want to give

Feb 10
My recent speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration!Play

My recent speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration!

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the United Campus Workers’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Knoxville, TN. Check out my speech from the event

Aug 30

Obama Speaks on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

Organizers like me and many of you scheduled the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on a Saturday. We all know you can turn out the most people on a Saturday when

Aug 27

A Leader’s Memorial

Last night activists, civil rights leaders, and Ambassador Andrew Young gathered at the AFL-CIO Headquarters in Washington, DC to honor civil rights and union organizer Rev. James Orange. I was privileged to be asked to

Aug 26

Remembering the Legacies

What a perfect time to have a march and rally on the nation’s mall commemorating the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. We still need both jobs and freedom, and we still

Jun 13

The UAW and the Struggle for Social Justice

While many amongst us may grow weary in this time of economic crisis, political stagnation, and a resurgent radical right-wing movement bent on turning back the 20th century, we would all do well to

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